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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

September 2, 2014: Among the 31 stocks making new 52-week lows today were the following companies: Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) dropped nearly 31% on Tuesday following an announcement that the company ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dragged Down the Dow

September 2, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Tuesday with the blue chips spending most of the day in the red. The energy and basic materials sectors took a beating today ...
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Can Apple Reach Its Earnings Targets?

With Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) posting a new 52-week high nearly every day, some of us wonder when (or even if) the rise will stop. Over the past five trading ...
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America’s Worst Performing Stock: Coach

To say that Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) had a rough year is probably putting it mildly. To say that the rough patch is behind the company is probably optimistic, but ...
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The Sims 4: Released and Patched in One Day

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) released it latest Sims video game, The Sims 4, for pre-loading through Origin at midnight September 1. It also released the first patch when the ...
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The Trouble for Boeing Shareholders — Analyst Says to Sell!

In what may be either an outlier or a harbinger of things to come, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) Tuesday morning was downgrade to Underperform at Buckingham Research Group, a rating ...
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Dollar General Turns Up the Heat on Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) Tuesday morning upped the stakes in the battle to acquire Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO). The discount retailer raised its all-cash offer for Family ...
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U.S. Home Prices Rise Most in Northeast

Home prices in the United States rose for the 29th consecutive month in July, but the increases have slowed sharply in the past two months. Compared with July of 2013, ...
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Why Has Boeing Stock Underperformed the Market?

UPDATE: On Tuesday, equity research firm and broker Buckingham Research Group cut its rating on Boeing to Underperform. As aerospace consulting and research firm Leeham Co. noted this morning, this ...
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Disney Out of Blockbusters for 2014

The summer movie season ended on Labor Day, and we’ve now entered the fall season, which runs through the Thursday November 6. The summer champion was crowned over the final ...
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Apple and Collapsing Music Sales

Of the $15 billion in 2013 global sales of recorded music, nearly 40% came from digital sources such as ad-supported and subscription streaming or paid digital downloads. That may sound ...
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Will Apple’s Rumored Digital Wallet Work Where Others Have Failed?

Reports hit the web Sunday that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) had signed an agreement with American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) to work on an iPhone payment system that will allow ...
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The IPO Story for the Next Two Weeks Is Alibaba

The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has essentially ground to a halt around the Labor Day holiday. Only one IPO was completed last week, and there are none on ...
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Crude Oil Rail Terminal Operator Files for IPO

Transporting crude oil from the Bakken field in the Upper Midwest and the oil sands of Alberta has become a big business for railroads. As long as pipeline transportation remains ...
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NY Wants Concessions Before Approving Comcast, Time Warner Merger

The state of New York is letting Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) know exactly what it thinks about the proposed $45 billion acquisition of ...
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